Food and Drink, Travel / 20.07.2016

Since living downtown, Dan and I have probably been to hundreds of restaurants and we’ve come to truly appreciate a fantastic dining experience, one that goes above and beyond serving good food. But because Dan and I are currently in a “savings mindset,” we limit ourselves to dining out just once or twice a month, so when we do go out, we try and make it count. I had been reading and hearing fantastic things about Maple & Ash, Chicago’s new Gold Coast steakhouse and consequently made a reservation 4 weeks in advance, which was necessary to avoid eating at...

Food and Drink, Travel / 02.09.2015

About a month ago, my girlfriend, Lauren, and I went to Dolce Italian for a late lunch/early happy hour situation and were blown away by the delicious food! I hadn't been to the Godfrey prior to our lunch and the restaurant's vibe was so unique; it reminded me of a modern Mad-Men set by combining steel elements and orange accents; not what I typically think of when I go to an Italian restaurant but I loved it!
Travel / 18.08.2015

A few weeks ago, Dan and I were lucky enough to witness our dear friends, Steve and Anna, tie the knot up in Lake Geneva and we couldn't have asked for a better weekend. Like any normal Friday afternoon, traffic leaving the city was atrocious and after 3 hours in the car we were in desperate need of a drink...which we got almost immediately thanks to both 240 West AND Steve and Anna's welcome package. **Note to self: put together an adorable welcome bag for wedding guests; reading their story, looking at the weekend itinerary and enjoying snacks & a cold brew upon our arrival certainly made us feel welcome.